Nicole | Personal | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 14th-23rd March 2011
Well its been a few insanely busy days since we arrived home from our little getaway to Malaysia. It was a well needed break after so much chaos and drama of the past couple of months. Our first stop was the nations capital of Kuala Lumpur. We spent two days in KL before heading off to Penang for 7 days of R&R. KL was AWESOME! The town is very clean (minus the smog) and we felt safe walking around the streets. We packed as much as we could into our two days in KL – shopping, eating and doing some of the touristy things.
Here is the view from our hotel. We stayed at Melia, Kuala Lumpur. Perfect location if you like to shop. It’s right next to the monorail and there are 5 malls within a block. You can also walk to the Petrona’s towers from here if you are feeling energetic! The beds in Asia were hard as a rock and the street food was way cheaper and much better than at the hotel!! In the view you can see the clouds from the afternoon storms that Malaysia have daily. Sometimes they hit, sometimes they just rumble.
One of the first touristy things that we did while in KL was the hike up to the Batu Caves. We caught the LRT to the last station near the caves followed by a short taxi ride. The Batu Caves are amazing limestone caves with a short and steep climb of 272 steps to get to the top. The hike up was pretty crazy. We have never sweated our butts off so much!! The caves were spectacular. There were many temples at the top and numerous monkeys. It was quite a dirty location both from the temples, people and the monkeys, but it was well worth the hike to see the huge caves. Hopefully the photos can show you a little bit of the scale of how large they are.
After reaching the top and coming back down again, we headed back into KL to climb to the skybridge of the Petronas Towers. We weren’t able to go right up to the top of the towers as the tickets had already sold out earlier that day. There was so many people going up and having a look. Petronas is the national oil and gas company of Malaysia. It is owned by the government and the twin towers were the tallest buildings of their time. Now the buildings in Dubai tower above these ones. The view from the sky bridge is spectacular. Even though the towers were built over 13 years ago, they still look really clean and modern. The design was based on 6 Islam principles and each circle/curve represents one of these. We saw an interesting video about the company before we headed up to the sky bridge. I really enjoyed photographing this building. It is just beautiful.
Stay tuned for more holiday snaps from Malaysia. It was a great experience and I can’t wait to show you more of the landscape and the beautiful people that make it a wonderful place to visit.
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